Syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage

Syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage will speak at the Touhill as part of the Student Life Speaker Series.

Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. His sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Now the columnist is taking “Savage Love” live for a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The Office of Student Life at UMSL will present the appearance as part of the Student Life Speaker Series.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called “Savage Love Live” a “must-see event” in the new newspaper’s fall arts guide.

“He’s sure to live up to his reputation of being outspoken and very, very funny at his talk,” wrote Jody Mitori, assistant managing editor at the Post-Dispatch.

Savage is the editorial director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion and on Salon.com.

In September 2010, Savage created a YouTube video with his husband, Terry Miller, to inspire hope for LGBT young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives, Savage and Miller wanted to create a personal message to let LBGT youth know that “it gets better.” Today, the It Gets Better Project has become a global movement, inspiring more than 50,000 It Gets Better videos with more than 50 million views.

Tickets for the “Savage Love Live” are $5-$15 and can be purchased at the box office, online at touhill.org or by phone at 314-516-4949.

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